Emil marks his return to One with more of the material in which we first got to know him - a spazzy blend of experimentation, disjointed rhythms and instrumentation. His playful but melanchoic spirit brings half-smiles to its listeners through an equally schizophrenic approach to mood and style as perhaps displayed best with his return to vocals on 'geteiltes sein'.
Feinquisit (while offering glimpses of what will and what was to come on Sandkorn) manages to follow roads we haven't witnessed from him before - occassionally stripping down to the roots of his off-kilter rhythms and synthwork. In form true to Mr. Klotzsch we also find him collaborating again. This time through the lyrics of Dirk Becker and an accompanying gallery by his father, Manfred Klotzsch.
November 11, 2006 Subject:
klotzsch part 3
The last review i did for One was for Klotzsch's "Sandkorn" release which dates back to January 2005. I somehow missed that first release but caught on to it after the gorgeous ambient undertaking he did for Autoplate, Tiefe Berge. Needless to say, Sandkorn was far different from Tiefe Berge - one being ambient the other abstract electronic music with slick rhythms and instrumentation as well as vocals. Feinquisit follows in the foot steps of Sandkorn (actually, it seems to predate Sandkorn and I think that is noticable).
Sandkorn possessed an uncanny ability to be rhythmic, abstract, and melodic at the same time. It also featured one of the best netlabel singles of 2005 with the track "Everywhere is Shut". Feinquisit does the same with "Geteiltes Sein".. the sole vocal track on the album (again sung in German).
One seems to nearly have a corner on the world of avant-pop electronic and experimental music within the netlabel realm if ony they concentrated on it more.. but, that's probably harder than expected as quality material of such music that isn't too kitche is probably hard to come by.
Anyways, while I don't find Feinquisit to be as complete and solid as Sandkorn (though there is no pretending that it would be) and while it takes a much more sacastic and nearly humorus approach to his style, it is still a highly unique and entertaining record and with the first 2 tracks at least - is still on par with that previous outting.
I hate to draw comparisons but there is also something similar to MoM in much of his music, but no direct references or an attempt to sound like someone.
I will always look forward to more releases from Emil Klotzsch - bless these 2 amazing netlabels for bringing us 2 sides of him.
November 1, 2006 Subject:
emil klotzsch - feinquisit (One)
Ever since I found out about the One netlabel, IÃ¢ÂÂve been a happy listener of their offerings. This nice release offers crackles and noises in a pleasant way. The (german) vocals that are used here and there, though occasionally a bit whining, fit in with the atmosphere of the music. Very nice.